Police Powers, 2nd Edition
, Howie Page
, Cecelia Reilly
This textbook is a solid resource for any budding policing student, legal student, especially considering the criminal defense, and most certainly the young officer recently hired. It is a thorough, well-detailed and beautifully designed, handy textbook. It is convenient, easy to read and the contents are easy to grasp as you journey within the powers that police exercise daily in the country.
—John Remillard, professor, University of Guelph-Humber, Justice Studies
Police Powers, 2nd Edition prepares police foundations students for the responsibilities and challenges they will encounter in their future careers. Students will examine the parameters of police powers and authority through key topics related to police governance and accountability. This includes the current use of force model, searching with and without a warrant, incidents related to mental health, and police issues involving the media, as well as discussions about the authority to arrest, detain, and use force. Realistic On Scene scenarios challenge students to apply their knowledge as officers of the law.
With references to the new Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act and updates to legislation impacted by Bill C-75, the second edition of Police Powers is a current and essential text.